American picnic main dish recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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Chicken Kabobs

Chicken Kabobs

These kabobs are colorful, tasty, and make a great dish for any summertime party.

Kelsey Martin
Jun 2008
Intermediate
5 votes
33573 views
My Dry Rub

My Dry Rub

Its that time of year when the barbecue hits the grills & smokers and so I thought I'd post my favorite dry rub recipe. I only use this rub & a…

Amos Miller
Jun 2012
Professional
4 votes
7228 views
Barbecued Wings Charlotte Style

Barbecued Wings Charlotte Style

North Carolina prides itself on its barbecue. You can find any number of variations for this classic regional sauce throughout North Carolina's…

Robyn Savoie
Jul 2014
Advanced
2 votes
5319 views
Giggling Gourmet's "Don Quixote's Boca de Fuego!" Hot Sauce

Giggling Gourmet's "Don Quixote's Boca de Fuego!" Hot Sauce

For those that like it hot: Here's a hot sauce personal favorite of my own design that I have been working on…

Giggling Gourmet
Apr 2012
Advanced
2 votes
4018 views
Sauerkraut and Sausage Casserole

Sauerkraut and Sausage Casserole

I found this in the Lititz Church of the Brethren Cookbook credited to Helen Forry. I love sauerkraut and this…

Glenn
Oct 2012
Beginner
3 votes
5441 views
Giggling Gourment's Slurpn'ly Good BBQ Sauce

Giggling Gourment's Slurpn'ly Good BBQ Sauce

Here's my version of a BBQ sauce for the summer season! It has a nice mild sweetness/smoked flavor to it when…

Giggling Gourmet
Mar 2012
Advanced
3 votes
2727 views
Beef Fajita Best Marinade

Beef Fajita Best Marinade

This is fast, simple and super delicious! You should have a very hot (very) cast iron griddle or pan to do this right. I preheat the griddle and…

Amos Miller
Dec 2013
Professional
3 votes
6102 views
Garden Salmon Loaf

Garden Salmon Loaf

BearNakedBaker
Apr 2011
Professional
1 vote
3912 views
Sloppy Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Sloppy Joes

These get really sloppy, but taste really good. The aroma brings everyone running to the table long before it is finished cooking.

Shawna Hill
Oct 2010
Advanced
2 votes
3017 views
Award Winning Baby Back Ribs

Award Winning Baby Back Ribs

Recipe Source: http://www.recipekitchen.net/recipe/baby-back-ribs Baby Back Ribs Recipe - If You Don't Have A Grill Or Smoker, This Is A Great…

1st Place Recipes
Aug 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
8560 views
Lamb Burger Patties

Lamb Burger Patties

These Lamb Burgers will beat a Big Mac anyday!

Kelsey Martin
Jun 2008
Intermediate
3 votes
9050 views
Summertime Cube Steak Dinner

Summertime Cube Steak Dinner

Here's a quick, colorful and delicious recipe that uses garden fresh vegetables. It's sure to please even the most picky of eaters. The recipe…

Robyn Savoie
Apr 2014
Advanced
2 votes
2931 views
Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Slow cooked Pork Butt Roast, super tender and flavorful

"Cheffie Cooks"
Mar 2016
Advanced
1 vote
1024 views
Grilled Chicken Pesto Open Faced Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Pesto Open Faced Sandwich

May is sandwich month at Carolina HeartStrings. I love sandwiches. All kinds and I love looking in my fridge…

Carolinaheartstrings
May 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
1696 views
Guilt-free Chicken Nuggets, Oh Yeah

Guilt-free Chicken Nuggets, Oh Yeah

Most kids love McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. I’m sure many grown-ups do too. But, they are so unhealthy!…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Sep 2012
Professional
1 vote
2859 views